The Last Ninja (1983)

Apart from a few of the more sensationalistic moments of the film, and the trope of a Caucasian male inheriting the “power” of the Ninja, this is a pretty good film. Starring Michael Beck, it modernizes traditional training, endurance training and a few other aspects. Mako co-stars in this so what else could you ask for?

The Last Ninja (1983)

There wasn’t any training in any of the Ryuha on screen, but they captured the essence of the Shinobi in a small way. I grew up as a Ninja fan, heck it was my gateway into the martial world in the early 80’s. I won’t bore you with the names and details, but it was a fun ride. In 2010, I finally found a teacher of the Bujinkan’s (武神館) nine schools. Long story short, after twenty-five years of training, I had found my home in Budo Taijutsu. Three years later, I had my Shodan license, and I still know very little.

Watch the movie and enjoy!

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